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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 2, 2008 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Tell the folks back home...

...we see this Promised Land callin'!

OK, it's a song we don't talk about a whole lot here, but wow--what a fantastic version and source here:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-12-11.sonyECM250.walker-scotton.miller.89166.sbeok.flac16

See,s like a mighty fine show, but at least give a listen to this promised land...way more jammed out than most versions.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Jul 3, 2008 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

I can only Imagine what the lines meant to the men who sang things like being stranded in downtown Birmingham in Those Days. It's a party song for Bobby, but Chuck singing that line has a different weight to it.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jul 3, 2008 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

in those days, chuck had to dodge the klan, and had to sit in the back of his own tourbus.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 2, 2008 4:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

The song became a throw away for me. But if you are isolating this baby out I'd be more than happy to sample. Always love great versions of any dead tune/cover

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jul 2, 2008 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

throw away? lobster, you're killin me. please listen to this Alabama > Promised.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-05-01.wise.clugston.2218.sbeok.shnf



Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia,
Tidewater four ten O nine
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land callin'
And the poor boy's on the line!!






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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 2, 2008 6:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

Oh, don't get me wrong I really liked it. Love the 12-31-87 Bertha>PL powerhouse just to name one. I think it may have to do with Vince, it also may have to do with it being overplayed. I also preferred it in the 2-hole out of a Garcia opener rather than a Bobby first set closer. That's why I like these recs on songs so I can go back and judge great versions based on the playing rather than a memory of some lame 6 song set with a PL closer at some show I went to that has left a bad taste in my mouth.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 2, 2008 6:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

Hardly fair to bring up 5/1/81, Death&Mercy, as every song from that show is a stunner ! ;-)

Truly, one of the best.

what i like about that 12/11/79 Promised Land is the big contributions from Brent and the longer jam they throw in at the end after the final verse.

Promised is one of those songs that was so ubiquitous, I think great versions often go unnoticed--true as well for "Don't Ease" and "Big River."

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Jul 2, 2008 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

How is the lobster doing?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 2, 2008 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

Not boiling quite yet. He is looking forward to the 4th and time with the little lobsters

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Jul 2, 2008 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

I have been listening to this show. Not bad at all, pretty damn good. Nice Shakedown etc..
July 4th..Fireworks..cookouts..corn...summer...Grateful Dead
Have a great weekend. We all deserve it!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 3, 2008 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

A show I've raved about before (fairly recently, I think). You're dead on about the Promised Land, but the show also contains numerous songs that alone would warrant a listen, but put together just demand attention. I also like this Matrix that was recently uploaded: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-12-11.mtx.haugh-miller.92439.flac16

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Jul 2, 2008 6:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

I loved when Bobby would burst into "Left my home in Norfolk Virgina". Your are right though. Not much attentioned paid to that song. I will take your advice and give this one a spin.
Thanks

Damn, the Alabama smokes too. Really nice show.
Thanks
GC

This post was modified by northstar dead on 2008-07-03 01:42:36

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Poster: yesss! Date: Jul 2, 2008 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

yeah, easy tune to overlook that could be really rocking on a good night. it is actually one of those songs that can kind of be an indicator of how the band is playing that night since it is super basic and the only thing that makes it better/worse is effort and focus. if they come out swinging and everybody is doing their thing and playing with energy then you are psyched, if they sound weak and tired and the song is falling apart then there are problems.

plus- jerry solos through most of the song and his harmony part is the shit.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jul 3, 2008 2:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell the folks back home...

that is one hard fuckin song to sing along to. how bob managed to sing it right most of the time is beyond me.